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    Julian Assange: Sysadmins of the world, unite! [30c3]

    Julian gets cut off a couple of times but eventually gets connected, Jacob Appelbaum keeps the conversation going....

    Published on 2 Jan 2014

    Sysadmins of the world, unite!
    a call to resistance

    Finally, the world is aware of the threat of mass surveillance and control, but we still
    have a fight on our hands, and that fight is both technical and political. Global
    democracy is not going to protect itself. There has never been a higher demand for a
    politically-engaged hackerdom. Jacob Appelbaum and Julian Assange discuss what
    needs to be done if we are going to win. The first part of this talk will discuss the
    WHAT? and the WHY?: the historical challenge we face, and how we are called to
    resistance. We are living in a defining historical moment. In recent years, the network
    has created an unprecedented capacity for parallel communication and action. This has
    changed the world. For decades hackers have known of the growth of a surveillance
    state at the heart of Western democracies. Now, everyone knows, and we are left with a
    single question, how do we stop this? Hackers, sysadmins, developers and people of a
    technical persuasion are neither neutral parties nor spectators to this. We built the
    internet and we keep it running. We live there. We write the code. We manage the
    networks. Communications hegemony is impossible without the obedience of the people
    who build and run the system. Our network has become the nervous system of the

    We must wake up to this. We must realize the power and responsibility we hold for the
    great structural problems of our time. This year, Edward Snowden showed that we are
    not powerless. We all face a moral choice whether to collude or to resist. We say, resist!
    Sysadmins of the world, unite! In the second half of this talk we will discuss the HOW?:
    the medium term and long term modes of action around which we must organize, if we
    are to see meaningful resistance against the global counterintelligence state, and
    meaningful progress towards emancipation.
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